SEVENTEEN KIDNAPPED VICTIMS RESCUED BY THE MILITARY TODAY IN ZAMFARA.
The Zamfara State Government has said that Nigerian Military has rescued about 17 captives, following an onslaught against the unrepentant bandits in the state.
A statement signed on Sunday by Governor Bello Matawalle’s Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa, said that the renewed onslaught against the unrepentant bandits is a testament to the fact that the new policy of “carrot and Stick approach” adopted by the current administration is paying off.
According to him, the 17 persons include 16 indigenes of Zamfara State while the remaining person is from Sabon Birni community in Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
The statement said: “Zamfara State Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Dauran, who presented the rescued persons on behalf of Governor Matawalle said they were rescued by the military who are currently on an onslaught against recalcitrant bandits in Anka Local Government Area of the State.
“Dauran handed over the kidnapped victims to their families on behalf of Governor Bello Matawalle and commended the military for the renewed onslaught to secure communities in the state. He promised that the State Government will continue to support the Military in its operations until banditry is wiped out in the state.”